Dutch fugitive arrested for armed robbery

Dutch fugitive arrested for armed robbery. Credit: Wikipedia

A DUTCH fugitive wanted for an armed assault on an Amsterdam hotel room in which a large quantity of diamonds was stolen has been arrested in Spain. 

National Police arrested the man in Platja d’Aro (Girona). He is accused of acting with two accomplices in the May 2018 raid. 

The National Police reported on Friday that the 30-year-old fugitive who is considered dangerous was identified and arrested in a crowded leisure area. 

Although he had changed his physical appearance and presented the agents with false Romanian documentation, his identity was confirmed from his fingerprints. The man was arrested under a European Arrest Warrant on economic, financial, public order, state security and false documentation charges. 

At the time of his arrest, the Dutch criminal tried to pass to one of his companions a luxury watch, valued at more than €15,000. 

The detainee, who also has a history of fraud in Spain, was placed at the disposal of the Audiencia Nacional, which must decide on the extradition request. 

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